Jolly – Geoffrey R. ( Geoff )

Posted by on October 5, 2020 in Obituaries | 21 comments

Jolly – Geoffrey R. ( Geoff )

29/09/1955 – 29/09/2020 Tragically taken from us. Loved son of Bob & Eunice Jolly ( Both Dec ) , Loved brother to Jenny , Joanne & Families Much loved Son of Landsborough , Victoria. Due to Covid Restrictions a Private Cremation Service will be held. Those wishing to view the service can do so by going to this Website on Friday October 9th 2020 at 11.00am , please click on Livestream to view the service.


  1. Treasured memories of strapping at endurance rides, port around a campfire, hunting quail at Marnoo and ducks at Gunbower, watching the magic happen at the end of a needle and thread, watching our dogs do what we trained them to and delighting in it all. Gone too soon. Condolences to Jenny and Joanne and families. Roger and Jann Barbetti and Jollab Purdey (Gus)

    • Geoff, we miss you deeply mate. I will look back on our duck hunting adventure and treasure the laughs we had as we walked through the bush to find the tinny. The time we went fishing and caught nothing but laughs. The time you ran down a goat. Far out you can run quick. When you took me hunting and talked me through how to steady my self. Geoff this world will not be the same with out you. I love you mate. Rest in peace.

  2. Our deepest sympathy to Geoff’s extended family and friends on his sudden passing.
    Geoff was a valuable team member who was extremely talented and will be dearly missed.
    A kind and gentle soul who loved his animals.
    Robert, Peter and Geraldine Carey and team at Carey Covers

    I will miss our chats Geoff

  3. Condolences to Jenny, Jo and their families. Great memories of our times together the weekly dinners, (sorry teas), camping and fishing trips along with all our dogs. The stiring and banter we always shared, stories and knowledge of saddlery, horses, birds and of course Labradors among lots other things. Gone way to soon, miss ya mate. Ben and Robyn van Maanen, Aust Ch Jollab Winchester (Artie), Aust Ch Jollab Perazzi (Maggie) and the fur kids

    The Landsborough Community is deeply saddened to lose a much respected Landsborough person in Geoff Jolly who passed away suddenly, on the 29th of September. We offer our deepest sympathy to Jenny and Joanne and family’s.
    Geoff grew up in Landsborough and although moving to Marnoo with his family, Geoff still called Landsborough home. Geoff together with his best friend Alan Salter brought horse riding to Landsborough both as recreation and a competitive sport. Geoff’s enthusiasm lead him to have the Landsborough Pyrenees Etched in the records as arguably the best and safest horse riding in the state. Geoff was our Landsborough ride course designer and for over 25 years he designed the course for local rides, a number of Victorian State Championships and in 2002 designed the Landsborough course for what is still regarded as the Tom Quilty National Championship safest and best ride ever. Such was Geoff”s love of and commitment to horse riding and Landsborough he would often call to say he had another ride for Landsborough in the pipeline. We acknowledge and are indeed indebted to Geoff for his friendship and loyalty to his “Home town of Landsborough.”
    Graeme and Vonda Sandlant

  5. Oh Geoff….
    I have known you for a very long time. From back in our Endurance competing days, and also through your saddlery skills. You have either made new, or repaired many a piece of my driving harness. The last being the patent leather restoration you did on a pony jinker which we showed at Sydney Royal with great success.
    Rest in peace my friend. The world has lost a beautiful person. You will be so terribly missed….

  6. Goodbye mate, we’ll miss sharing a sausage roll and a piece of fruitcake in the camp, and the love of arab horses and labradors. Gone far too soon. Lois and Peter, Anne and Darren Jacobson, Tiffy, and Moss one of Jollab’s very finest.

  7. Deepest sympathy to Jenny, Jo and their families. Geoff will be greatly missed. So many good memories of time spent with Geoff talking about our shared love of retrievers during our weekly dinners and phone chats. He was such a kind and gentle person, Rest In Peace.
    Jane Kibble

  8. Much loved nephew of Lorraine and Geoff Crosthwaite. All our love to Jenny, Joanne and families. Gone but never forgotten.

  9. If only you seen how much of an impact you had on the lives you touched.Your smile your knowledge and the way you treated the people around you is an inspiration to all that new you. God gave you the gift of being there for everybody and everything your animals were your humans. I am so lucky to have shared a little bit of your life. Hope you take your grin with you to heaven and one day we will see you there

  10. Geoff was always ready to help others , with a kind smile and some good advice. A man with a passion for his horses, dogs and a kind and generous heart.
    Sending my condolences to his family. I hope you are at peace Geoff surrounded by love and light.
    Trish Radke, Cairns. (Formerly Stawell)

  11. We are so saddened by Geoff’s sudden passing.
    Geoff was a good friend, neighbour, animal lover and tradesman. We will miss the friendly smile, the chats, the horse advice and seeing him walk the dogs every day.
    Rest peacefully Geoff.
    Martin and Lici Gooden and girls.

  12. Geoff the generosity you showed my daughters will never be forgotten and I could never thank you enough. We will think of you every time we saddle Aussie and Minx. Thankyou and RIP. Jason, Jodie, Jemma And Jorja and of course Aussie and Minx

    • So sad to hear of Geoff’s passing. He, his labradors, horses, saddlery, riding local trails in the Illawarra forest were a significant part of life in Stawell for me. Thanks to Geoff for Jollab Ben Nevis (Barney) and for inspiring me to take up endurance riding. Rest In Peace.

  13. Condolences to all of Geoffs family and friends. We will hold the memories of our friendship close and remember you fondly. Rest easy Geoff.
    Love from Tony and Paula Van Eck and the Van Eck Family.

  14. What a fitting tribute to our dear friend Geoff, thank you for the opportunity to watch and listen to his service online.
    Our deepest Sympathy to Jenny, Jo and families.
    We have fond memories of Jolly Geoff, his smile, laugh, love of his horses and dogs, always being there to fix ‘stuff’, his kindness, he will be sadly missed by many.
    Rest in peace Geoff.
    Margie, Ian and Linda Taylor and Tony Wheat.

  15. Well good bye my friend your service was beautiful well done to everyone who organised it and sending my sympathy to all your family and friends.

    • After watching your service, I spent some time with Mark and Wendys labs. You would love them. Im sorry we never got to visit them together as we planned to. The world is certainly a duller place now without you. I’ll miss seeing your smiling face and our dog training chats. Thank you for your wisdom and friendship.
      Rest easy, Geoff.

  16. Our deepest condolences to Jenny, Joanne and their families. Great memories of Geoff riding horses with the boys or pool night’s at the Jolly’s.

    A gentle soul taken to soon.
    Carmel Vin Steve Cinta Gab Gerry Mark and Matt O’Callaghan

  17. My condolences to Geoff’s family. Such sad news . I knew Geoff through his breeding of his wonderful labradors and always learnt so much from him . A gentle and caring man. I will miss our chats.

  18. Fond memories of a kind , patient and gentle man. Geoff was so helpful to my girls in their pony riding days when they brought in their shredded horse rugs to repair. Always so lovely to talk to.
    We are all saddened by his death. Our thoughts are with Geoff’s family.
    Penny, Greg, Catherine, Jane , Jemima and Sebastian Earle.

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